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% of christmas gifts will go back on the store shelves. >> i'm returning some things that i don't need. >> reporter: shopper track reported shoppers spent $7.1 billion the day after christmas in 2011. but a recent report says this year's holiday sales are below expected numbers. now retailers hope post- christmas incentives can save the worst holiday shopping in four years. >> the retailers have deals going on in store anywhere from 30 to 60% off so that's amazing savings throughout the mall. and you know, shoppers have some money to spend. gift cards to spend. >> reporter: retailers say they see the boost from procrastinating holiday shoppers and people using those gift cards and exchanges to spend on themselves. >> black friday is our number one shopping day and this is number 2. there's going to be a tremendous amount of people out today looking to get special sales and discounts and to make their exchanges and spend their gift cards. >> reporter: now, according to a 2011 consumer reports poll, one in 7 adults will be exchanging gifts. so there's basically -- they are not alone. the
don't even have to go to the union square restaurant to donate. cabs are on call. just call them and they'll come to you and pick up donations. >>> how an emergency response falls into a deadly ambush. >>> how food allergies can lead to other problems at school. >>> how an extreme holiday house is turning the spirit of the season into scorn. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, york, where four volunteer firefighters were ambushed gunman when they responded this house fire. the shooter opened fire at themn suburban rochest >>> four firefighters were ambushed by a gunman when they responded to a fire. two of the firefighters were killed. >> the other two were hospitalized. it's still not clear if the officers shot the suspect or he took his own life. >>> bay area nurses walked off the job at nine hospitals in the bay area, a series of short term strikes, affecting seven hospitals as well as two in san jose. all of the facilities will operate with replacement workers. union leaders and management are at odds over benefits and staffing. >>> children who have food allergies seem to
in march or in june. we don't -- people aren't coming regularly then. >> reporter: now they will serve up meals until 2:00 today. you can see asu football players are also here helping out the team is in town for the craft hunger bowl and they have decided to stop by on this christmas day and spread a little cheer. >> merry christmas. >> merry christmas. >> thank you. >> thousands of home bound seniors and people with illnesses here in san francisco not forgotten today on christmas. salvation army volunteers got up early and prepared more than 4,000 traditional meals and then delivered them but they weren't the only things donated. they were also giving the gift of time and company. >> giving up their time here and volunteering those who deliver the meals but it's also the knock on the door, merry christmas, and -- you know, it could be the only human contact they get. >> volunteers said all the meals delivered, all four thousand by 11:00. >>> things are quiet today. school, banks, post office, all closed for christmas as well as the courthouses and government offices, wall street a
to the last minute. >> they're playing games with people's lives. i don't think that's correct. >> it's just unfortunate that at this point the two sides can't come together because it's been like that for the last four or five years. >> reporter: 2 million americans will also lose jobless benefits on saturday if a deal isn't reached and the nation's borrowing limit to finance our $16 trillion debt will also be reached on monday. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> my own mom at christmas dinner told me do not raise my taxes. >> after a few words of advice at home the bay area's newly elected congressman is about to get a crash course in washington politics. how the young lawmaker thinks he can help what many consider a broken system. ======b r e a k >> on tap for the next 24 hours more rain and i guess some big waves, too right, liz? >> we have a high surf advisory in effect for tomorrow. in the meantime we've got cold temperatures, overcast skies, a live look over the pleasanton area. we have wet weather heading our way. we'll show you coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, the fiscal cli
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